As part of its commitment to green practices, Vancity Savings Credit Union (Vancity) has installed a solar powered billboard on Expo Boulevard in downtown Vancouver. Solar powered by Carmanah Technologies’ patented technology, the 160-watt sign displays six solar modules, illuminating Vancity’s logo. Carmanah’s customer, Vancouver-based Knight Signs, worked with Vancity to develop the creative advertisement promoting the credit union’s environmental leadership.

As an alternative to hard-wired systems, Carmanah’s solar power technology significantly reduces installation costs and eliminates expensive electrical permits, maintenance charges and ongoing electricity bills. This particular system’s enclosure (housing rechargeable batteries and automated power management equipment) is pole mounted behind the sign. Carmanah is an award-winning manufacturer specializing in renewable and energy-efficient technology solutions. With more than 250,000 installations worldwide, it is Canada’s largest solar energy company and one of the world’s premier suppliers of energy-efficient products. The Company is currently focused on three technology groups: solar-powered LED lighting, solar power systems & equipment and LED illuminated signage. Carmanah is headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and has branch offices and/or sales representation in 11 cities across Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. For more information visit www.carmanah.com